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Sheriff KC Hume humbled by award

First year sheriff honored as best elected official

Patrick Kelly

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume has been with the sheriff's office for 21 years. Before that, he was a member of the Moffat County Sheriff's posse. In his first year as sheriff, he was voted best elected official in Moffat County.

Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume runs his office based on four core values: character, integrity, service and communication.

"We evaluate everything that we do based off of those core values, and at the end of the day it comes down to doing the right thing," he said.

Hume has been working with Moffat County Sheriff's Office for the past 21 years and in November 2014 he was elected Sheriff.

In his first year as Sheriff, Hume has been voted Moffat County's best elected official.

Hume said he was flattered to receive the honor, but a career in law enforcement has never been a selfish pursuit.

"It's not about me, it never has been about me in 21 years here at the Moffat County Sheriff's Office," he said, adding that he was humbled by the award.

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Hume thanked his deputies and everyone else who is a part of his team, calling them "the heart and soul of the Moffat County Sheriff's Office."

Recently, Hume received a message on Facebook from an individual thanking him for having a positive effect on his life 10 years ago.

"You said, 'you're not a criminal, son, don't act like one.' Words I haven't forgot over a decade later," Hume read from the message.

These types of interactions reinforce the fact that how you conduct yourself on a day-to-day basis, in every interaction, can have an impact on a person way down the road, Hume said.

Hume said his first year as sheriff has been going great and he looks forward to continuing to serve Moffat County.

"I've got a smile on my face every single day," he said.

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